Thursday, May 14, 2009

Saving Faith

My daughter, Alexis, has recently begun a new video blog - Saving Faith - where she will be sharing some of her thoughts about the Church, where it is and where it needs to be. I think the issues are especially close to her heart since her move to Phoenix. She has had difficulty finding a faith community where she feels like she fits. There are lots of big conservative churches which don't work on a theological level and there are a few liberal churches that she has visited that don't work on a cultural level. So, she continues to struggle and search. I understand her difficulties.

She is passionate, thoughtful, has had a very interesting set of experiences in her life )including a mission experience in Central America and 6 months in India looking at the role of faith in building a civil society), and is very bright... sometimes oversimplifies things a bit perhaps (isn't that a prerogative of someone in their 20's?), but will certainly raise some good questions. I hope some of you will check out her thoughts and enter into genuine dialogue with her.

here is her second entry...

3 comments:

Alexis said...
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Alexis said...

How much can you say in 3 minutes on YouTube? Really I just want people to talk because it feels like mum's the word.

It's not just Phoenix though, it's everywhere. There are a few quiet whispers of movement throughout the country and they sound in a room filled with shouting. It makes hearing difficult.

Maybe this will shake people up and be accessible to more than an ivory tower.

roy said...

true enough...

while singling out Phoenix is perhaps a bit unfair, the reality is that in some places in the country it is easier to find a good church than in others.